IFMA North Alabama

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Bryan Taylor, FMP
Facilities Supervisor - Construction and Improvements
ADTRAN

Bryan is one of two Facilities Supervisors at the ADTRAN corporate headquarters in Huntsville. Bryan supervises Grounds, Janitorial, Construction and Improvements and a small team of technicians. The ADTRAN campus is located in Cummings Research Park, situated on 80 acres, 40 of which are beautifully landscaped and includes a small lake between the three buildings.

In 1987, as a young, newly married man with a small child, Bryan attended Texas State Technical College in Waco Texas graduating in 1988 with a Certificate in Building Construction. After graduation, Bryan was offered a job with Yellow Freight and spent the next six years as an Operations Supervisor in New Braunfels, Texas. Next he joined the family business, managing various real-estate holdings, including several duplexes, an apartment complex and a laundromat. Everyone has heard the line, “Never go into business with friends or family”. There’s a reason you’ve heard that!

Bryan eventually started his own remodeling business, requiring a lot of travel and time away from his family. Realizing that money wasn’t everything, he decided to post a resume on Monster.com and get a real job and spend more time with his family. It took two years for the right call to come in, but in 2003 while working in Texas, he got a call from ADTRAN. After three interviews with Greg Smith and the Director of Real Estate, he was offered a job as a Building Repair and Carpentry Technician.

In 2005, Bryan was given the opportunity to lead a small crew and multiple vendors, eventually leading to the current role as Facilities Supervisor. In 2007, ADTRAN Facilities Manager Greg Smith encouraged Bryan to pursue the IFMA Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential which he received in 2008. Bryan has been an active IFMA North Alabama Chapter member ever since.

Bryan has been married 31 years, has three daughters and one granddaughter. Over 15 of those years have been spent building a rewarding career with ADTRAN and an excellent Facilities team and he is looking forward to the next 15 years.  

 

Coordinated by North Alabama IFMA Chapter member Kyle Willoughby, Willoughby Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc.

 


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